February 26, 2024

Defense minister nominee vows to end 2018 military agreement with North Korea

At hearing, Shin Won-sik says deal benefits DPRK more than South Korea but apologizes for past controversial remarks

Updated at 4:00 p.m. KST on Sept. 28, 2023 with the confirmation hearing result.

The nominee to be South Korea’s next defense minister vowed to suspend a military agreement with North Korea “as soon as possible” once appointed, speaking at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

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